At the fourth annual Target charity golf day on 24 June 2021, 14 teams of golfers competed for the coveted Target claret jug. Together we raised more than £7,000 for our chosen charity, Hope for Tomorrow. The money will help people with cancer to get treatment closer to where they live.

By the time the first teams arrived at Brickhampton Court Golf Complex, the rain had cleared and the atmosphere was buzzing. There have been few chances to get together in person lately and, with plenty of space for social distancing, it was the perfect opportunity for our team to meet up and to mix with others safely outside.

It was a day of keen competition and laughter on the course, captured by our busy social media team and the ever-present David Dare from White Room Images.

The team event, sponsored by Spencer Accounting Services, was hotly contested. Snappily dressed in team colours, Nick Bracey’s team Brace Yourself certainly looked the part and beat the competition on the day, taking home the Target claret jug for 2021. Runners-up were Spencer’s Shankers.

There was plenty of opportunity for recognition in challenges on the day. On the 6th hole, the challenge was nearest the pin in two shots, sponsored by Trueology. Tony Briscombe led the field early on and held on to his lead, taking home the prize.

The longest drive challenge, on the 8th hole was sponsored by Brave Human Capital and won by our very own Colin Spencer – Target’s chairman.

On the 14th hole, golfers competed for nearest the pin in one shot, sponsored by Cocktail Pedlar. With the added incentive of a bottle of Black Robin gin for the winner, Pete Partridge scooped the prize.

The beat the pro challenge on the 17th hole was sponsored by Newman, Langley & Stavri Financial Consulting. The aim was to get the ball closer to the pin than the club’s pro golfer. Seven people beat the pro for a cash prize, but just one was drawn as the overall winner – Dave Funnell. Well done to the other winners; Andy Richards, Jon Ross, Pete House, Simon Layton, Lee Laver and Colin Spencer.

Few people went home empty handed after the regal raffle and Scotty Cameron putter raffle were drawn, and still more are looking forward to collecting their silent auction prizes.

Brickhampton Court Golf Complex laid on a celebratory barbecue for the teams and our special guests from Hope for Tomorrow. We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who contributed to the day, whether or not you were able to share it with us in person.

But that’s not all! We are back co-hosting and sponsoring a Business in Gloucestershire golf event at South Herefordshire Golf Club on Friday 17 September, together with Evans Jones. You can register for the event using the link here.